North Jersey Notes: Checking In with Voodoo Terror Tribe and More!

NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES:
Huge congrats to my brothers from Voodoo Terror Tribe, who have signed a deal with EMP Label Group, which is owned by Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson and run by A&R Director, Thomas Hazaert. This is amazing news for the VTT camp! The band’s latest CD, The Sun

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North Jersey Notes – Metal Life Crisis, Tommy London, And More!

METAL LIFE CRISIS—Belmar, NJ

This week’s feature band is a band that I became familiar with when my band Rahway performed with them at the The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ last spring. I thought their music was heavy and riff-tastic supported with some pretty amazing vocals by singer Gerald …

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North Jersey Notes Covers Pine Barons, Frankenstein 3000, And More!

PINE BARONS—Shamong, NJ

I was driving home from work the other day and listening WMMR, a Philadelphia rock radio station, and on their “Local Shots” segment, they featured a band called Pine Barons from South Jersey. Now, just an F.Y.I., this is the second week in a row that I’ve …

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Inked Out Heads to PA

570 TATTOOING CO – Wilkes-Barre, PA

  The one cool thing about traveling with the band is having the chance to check out tattoo shops in other cities. A couple of months ago my band, Rahway, was asked to open a sold out performance with rising stars Greta Van Fleet

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North Jersey Notes – Triple Goddess, Dead Fish Handshake, And More!

TRIPLE GODDESS—Hammonton, NJ

My brother, Smitty from Zenergy Entertainment, turned me on to an amazing band from my neck of the woods down here in Piney land. The name of the band is Triple Goddess and they deserve some North Jersey love because they should be playing the North Jersey …

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North Jersey Notes – Symetria, Sekond Skyn, And More!

SYMETRIA—Flemington, NJ

So my brother, Tim McMurtrie from M.O.D., Full Scale Riot, Rhythm Trip, Murder League All-Stars, etc.-fame hit me up a few weeks ago to tell me about a new metal band that he signed to his new label, Tripsquad Records. Now, I’ve heard of the band, but …

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Ray West And His Weapons Of Anew

I finally got to sit down with my old singer and brother, Ray West, who used to sing for MCA recording artists, Spread Eagle and our old band Hostel Inc. In the past year I’ve been writing much about Ray’s new band, Weapons of Anew, in my column, North Jersey …

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North Jersey Notes – The Shady Street Show Band, Thanatotic Desire, And More!

THE SHADY STREET SHOW BAND—Red Bank, NJ
Well, this is not the typical band I would normally write about, but for some reason I’ve found myself obsessed with this band from Red Bank, NJ. Not as North Jersey as I’d like, but after hearing the soul and strength in singer …

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North Jersey Notes: The Marquee, Tommy London, And More!

THE MARQUEE—New York, NY

I was just trolling a few band pages on Facebook to feature here this week and somehow came across this alt-rock band out of NYC, who caught my attention with their music video and song, “Anchor.” I’m talking about the band The Marquee. They’re a …

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Inked Out: Rorschach Gallery

RORSCHACH GALLERY – Edison, NJ

On my way to rehearsal one Thursday in Roselle, NJ, my GPS diverted me to Route 1 near the Menlo Park Mall to take the Garden State Parkway. Of course, I took a wrong turn and ended up getting lost, but I wound up driving …

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